On 30 October 2018, the Embassy organizes a dinner reception for the participants of the SEA ASEAN Fall Conference 2018 by University of Groningen. The Conference was held from 29 - 31 October 2018 in Brussels as a capital of Europe and was part of the University's effort to bring closer institutions and actors in the context of EU - ASEAN relation.
The dinner was hosts by Charge d'affaires of the Embassy, Dupito D. Simamora, who sits together with MEP Reinhard Butikofer, Regional Adviser of UNESCAP, Dr. Oo Naylin, Dean of the Faculty of Spatial Science, Mr. Oscar Couwenberg, prof. dr. Ronald Holzhacker, Director SEA ASEAN, and Director of UGM ASEAN, Dr. Dafri Agus Salim.
Dinner welcome professors from Universities accross Southeast Asia, Lecturers, Professors and Phd Candidates from University of Groningen. SEA ASEAN Fall Conference 2017 was held in Indonesia. Indonesia has a long cooperation with University of Groningen. SEA ASEAN consolidates 40 years of collaboration between the University of Groningen and Gadjah Mada University. The Centre has develop to further interdisciplinary research on Southeast Asia and ASEAN and this year elaborate of the relation between the two region, in the context of EU-ASEAN relation.